Health

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Michigan health officials say a child from Osceola County is the first in the state to die from the flu this season.

MSU McLaren hospital groundbreaking
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Plans are moving forward on a $450 million health care campus adjacent to Michigan State University.

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Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The National Cancer Institute says about 165-thousand cases have been diagnosed this year.

With early detection, treatment is often successful.

New diagnostic technology is helping patients in the Lansing area avoid prostate surgery, or undergo surgery earlier when needed.


Eastern Michigan University
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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $3 million to an Eastern Michigan University educator to lead an effort to improve the health of under-served Asian-American populations in Wayne and Kent counties.

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The deadline to apply in this year’s health insurance marketplace open enrollment is December 15th.

WKAR health reporter Scott Pohl reports that help is available from the Ingham County Health Department.


On the heels of a recent report that smoking rates in the U.S. have hit a record low, health officials and the American Cancer Society are hoping today’s Great American Smokeout will drive the numbers even lower.


Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board photo
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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board met Thursday to consider another batch of applications.


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The Ingham County Health Department is gearing up for another flu season.


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A Michigan pharmacist accused of refusing to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage no longer works for the Meijer retail chain.

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We’ve all heard it: if you can’t figure out how to use your computer, ask a teenager for help. It seems that some older people find modern technology confusing and frustrating. A professor at Michigan State University has done extensive research into what the elderly get out of their tablets and smart phones, and how they might find greater fulfillment in our modern gadgets.


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